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I've seen Code Geass about a billion times and I keep noticing more and more little characterization things... it's really subtle and well-written in that respect. Small gestures and facial expressions have a lot in them.

In terms of "understanding", I think that people who are inclined to judge the characters harshly should go back and watch it again and try to put themselves in those characters' places and understand what they were feeling.

I don't like shows that were intentionally written to be hard-to-follow so certain types of fans would see them as more intelligent. That's obnoxious. (e.g. Lain)

Durarara!! x2 probably would have been a good show with a lot of little details that make you go "Oh wow, how did I miss that?" in a good way, but as someone said before, the anime's planning messed it up from the novels. Or maybe the novels were sloppy like that, I really don't know. The original series did that well, though.
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stealyourface wrote:

I've never had to watch an anime twice completely to understand it but I've definitely had to rewind some scenes in durarara a couple times


same here
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yes
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I don't think twice is enough with umineko no naku koro ni
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When the big reveal about who one of the characters actually is, Go back and watch from the beginning and you'll actually recognize all the clues that were dropped before the big reveal...
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kamokami wrote:

most of the Ghost In The Shells

I have to second that. I forgot how confusing Gits:SAC was back when I started watching it on adult swim.
I would be like "what the hell is a cyberbrain?" and at the time I remember there was was paltry info on wikipedia. I was also wondered why nobody would care when the adjutant ladies would get killed, until I realized much later they were robots. I had to watch 2nd Gig twice to actually understand the various character motivations.
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Most (all?) of them. My eyes needs some serious work. For example from one of my favorite animes it took multiple viewings to catch stuff.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-833997/the-irregular-at-magic-high-school-discussions?pg=129#52755187

So I tend to rewatch favorite anmes to see what I missed in the first viewing.
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Kurozuka
there was much that I didn't get but it was still great
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Series5Ranger wrote:

RahXephon

When the big reveal about who one of the characters actually is, Go back and watch from the beginning and you'll actually recognize all the clues that were dropped before the big reveal...

This was the anime I first thought of when I saw this thread. Totally agree. I dont mind rewatching a series going into it with a different perspective.

Also Perfect Blue.
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Zavale wrote:

EVANGELION. Jesus... (Get dat random religious reference?)


The creators themselves admitted using the emblems of Christianity simply because they "looked cool," according to Evangelion Assistant Director Kazuya Tsurumaki, who at the Otakon 2001 anime convention said:

"There are a lot of giant robot shows in Japan, and we did want our story to have a religious theme to help distinguish us. Because Christianity is an uncommon religion in Japan we thought it would be mysterious. None of the staff who worked on Eva are Christians. There is no actual Christian meaning to the show, we just thought the visual symbols of Christianity look cool. If we had known the show would get distributed in the US and Europe we might have rethought that choice."


There are 5 types of crosses used in Evangelion:
Latin cross
Inverted Latin cross
Greek cross
Tau cross
Cross of Lorraine
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Karas


Casshern Sins



Kannazuki no Miko


Lain


FMA: Brotherhood
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Shows that need it:

00:08 probably needs about 3 watches

Angel's Egg: Pretty much requires three watches.

Calm: as well as all other works of Ryu Kato.

Cat Soup: It also helps watching with others as this can start up some fantastic debates and conversations.

Kaiba

Kino's Journey: Although not needed; it benefits greatly as you need to watch this show at a slow pace to fully appreciate it.
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After you've watched Baccano once, go back and watch the first episode one more time. So many things will make more sense (and even moreso if you've read the novels).

Maybe Monogatari to some extent, but thats mostly because the chronology is all out of whack so its easier to draw the lines if you've seen the whole picture already.
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Yup sometimes, especially if i haven't seen it in a while ~^ ^
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*Scrolls down three pages, no mention of Ikuhara works like Utena and Penguin Drum*

I'm getting old ain't I?
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